On 7 July, Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, hosted a keel laying ceremony concerning a fully electric tug vessel that Damen is constructing for the Ports of Auckland.
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) issued guidelines concerning static towing assembly. In fact, the report provides technical guidance on selecting fit for purpose towing assemblies that reduce injury risks to crewmembers or damage to equipment, while boost the effectiveness of static towing operations.
The technology group Wärtsilä in collaboration with PSA Marine successfully completed IntelliTug project’s sea trials. In fact, through their initiative both sides aim to further enable autonomous navigation.
Abu Dhabi Ports along with the vessel engineer Robert Allan Ltd., shake their hands in order to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugboats. Specifically, the tugs are expected to join SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ service arm, once completed.
US Coast Guard Sector Virginia suspended the Merchant Mariner Credential of a ship’s captain, after finding out that he was operating the vessel under the influence of alcohol during an accident that caused the vessel to run aground. The tugboat Niki Jo C drifted off course and ran aground outside the main channel of the Rappahannock River, on November 14, 2019.
After several investigations and researches for the death of the tug’s Chiefton engineer, the Port of London and the vessel’s captain have been found not guilty. Almost eight years have passed, since the engineer’s fatal accident of the capsized vessel in Thames river near Greenwich Pier, on August 12, 2011.
There is a wide range of different vessels. The international dry cargo and tanker markets are immense and are served by numerous ships of several types and of various sizes. Some of them follow standard designs and can carry a variety of cargoes while others are more specialized and able to carry commodities which the standard vessels cannot. According to the UNCTAD, in early 2019 the total world fleet stood at 95,402 ships accounting for 1.97 billion dead-weight tons (dwt) of capacity.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued an accident report of a collision that took place on West Branch of Stamford Harbor, Connecticut, between two vessels and led to a slight oil spill and to a damage which costed $300,000, yet with not injuries.
The US Coast Guard received a report for the tug “Miss Bonnie” which allided with the Old Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, a waterway in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Following Wärtsilä’s partnership with PSA Marine on developing the project of IntelliTug, both partners achieved a milestone after conducting the first trials at the Port of Singapore under real-world condition. In the following months, Wärtsilä and PSA Marine will keep developing the IntelliTug project, by testing and trialing in Singapore port waters.
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